The Snake River Fur Post is a reconstructed fur trade post on the Snake River west of Pine City, Minnesota, United States of America. The post was established in the fall of 1804 by John Sayer, a partner in the North West Company, and built by his crew of voyageurs. The site operated for several years, although its exact period of operation is unknown. It was later destroyed by fire.Our Pine City trip builder app makes visiting Snake River Fur Post and other Pine City attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
The discovery of artifacts in the 1930s revealed the site. Excavation in the 1960s added to knowledge about it, enabling accurate reconstruction of the post. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is operated as a state historic site.
Snake River Fur Post reviews
First let me say that I am biased but read on. I helped with the archaeological dig in the summer of1967 that uncovered this site. At that time it was only slight rise on the south bank of the... more »
We visited the Snake River Fur Post run by the Minnesota Historical Society. A voyageur was our tour guide. He was very informative about how the fur trade operated both at the post and throughout..... more »
This is one of the Minnesota Historical Society's sites in east central Minnesota, a rebuilt fur trading post from 1804. We had the place to ourselves when we were here. The guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the era and there were many authentic artifacts on site from the times. The story about how beaver-felt hats were so popular for a short period of time made me realize how fickle fashion really is. Worth a drive from the Twin Cities, Duluth or pretty much anywhere!
Fantastic presentation of 1804 trading Post culture. Extremely knowledgeable tour guide. Interesting artifacts and displays. Lots of furs. Didn't get to see everything, beautiful nature sights too
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